A newly implemented program will enable the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) to provide up to $7,000 for use in helping New England athletes offset expenses for the J1 Scando trip, U23 / Junior World Championships and the USST OPA cup trip in February.
New England athletes making these teams will earn a stipend of $500 for the World Junior and World U23 Championships, and $250 for the J1 Scandinavian Cup Trip run by the US Ski Team. $1000 of the funding budget will be directed to the National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation to help further fund New England athletes in international competition.
NENSA Competitive Programs Director Janice Sibilia and Executive Director Patrick Cote are thrilled to see this program come to fruition and to recognize the hard work and commitment these athletes have shown to reach the higher levels of their sport.
“We hope that this provides a good springboard from which to grow our ability to help get athletes to these events, while easing the financial burden on them and on their families.”
For more information on the NENSA Funding criteria visit the NENSA Junior page.